HP vs Dell laptops – Which one you should buy?

(Last Updated On: April 19, 2017)

HP vs Dell laptops

If you are reading this article then I am assuming that either you have a laptop or a handy device like smartphones or tablets. Technologies around us have changed the way we have been living and connecting with the world. Before laptops, desktops were introduced that threatened the jobs of many. But at that time nobody thought a small or mini format of the desktop will change our world completely. Today, it is difficult to study without a laptop in hand, thanks to our dependence on Google. Taking the advantage of much demand of laptops in the market many manufacturers have introduced their own versions of laptops. But, the laptops by Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell have been rocking the tech world with their latest and promising innovations. With so much happening in the tech world, it became quite difficult to select the right laptop for one. If you are someone who wants to buy the best of the best laptops but is confused choosing between HP and Dell, worry no more. Here are some easy ways to decide which laptop (HP or Dell) is best suitable for you:

Top 2 HP VS Dell laptops available in the market

HP Spectre x360 :

HP Spectre x360 is one of the best 2-in-1 laptop available in the market. It comes with one of Intel’s new 7th-Gen Core i CPUs, plus has amazing battery life. It only weighs 2.8 pounds and has a screen size of 13 inch.

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6500U with Intel HD Graphics 520
  • 256 GB M.2 SSD storage, 8 GB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM
  • Thin and light in a visually stunning metal body  

Dell XPS 13 :

This laptop comes with 7th Generation Core series (Kaby Lake) CPU. This laptop has nearly 14 hours battery backup and has 13 inch full Hd display.

  • 7th generation Intel Core i5-7200u, up to 3.5 GHz Processor
  • Windows 10 operating system
  • 256GB SSD storage; No Optical Drive included
  1. Budget: The first thing that strikes a mind is budget especially when it comes to buying luxurious tech products such as a laptop. Dell manufactures laptop keeping the pockets of the buyer’s warm. Their laptops are cheaper in cost when compared to HP. Both laptops are available at dedicated vendors only. However, buying laptops do keep in mind your pocket. HP laptops can be a lot expensive when compared to Dell laptops.
  2. Performance and Specification: Hewlett-Packard has been dominating the market for its up-to-date software and applications. The performance of HP laptops is far better than that of Dell. HP laptops have been designed to keep its user entertained.  A great entertainment calls for amazing graphics, sound system and performance, which HP offers in one laptop. Dell is yet to work on it. It needs to improve performance and specification to enhance its user’s experience.
  3. Design and Style: If you are someone who likes to be trendy and stylish all the time, Dell should be your choice as it offers myriad choices. Dell laptops come in different styles and colors. Although HP laptops come in limited design, HP as polished appearance. Dell laptops have standard look.
  4. Configuration: The two brands of laptops offers the latest configuration. Both brands have Intel processors with the latest one being the i7 processor. The laptops have internal RAM memory starting from 2GB. Its memory is expandable from 500GB to the maximum of hard disk capacity of 1TB. But, bear in mind, these specifications can cost you a lot.The components of the laptops are built by contractors and hence they don’t have much difference. Their motherboards have has been crafted by professional companies such as Asus, ECSand Foxconn.
  5. Customer Services And Warranty: What would you do with a laptop whose manufacturer doesn’t offer sound customer services of warranty?Well, when it comes to customer services, Dell makes sure that none of its customers has to face any issue. Dell has placed in a sound customer service at its website. HP also offers the service at its website. But, it is not as good as Dell’s. Both manufacturers provide accident coverage.
  6. Durability: No matter which laptop you chose to buy. Make sure that the laptop that you select is durable. HP laptops have proven to be durable when compared to the Dell laptops. If you buy an HP laptop, expect it to last for more than three-four years without any service or repairing. However, a Dell laptop may require repairing soon after buying. I had this experience and thus can confidently say that HP laptops are more durable.
  7. Sound System: The sound system of HP laptops isn’t really that great. I have both Dell and HP laptops at home. My HP laptop began to experience sound related issues within a year of purchase. Besides, the volume of the laptop is not really nice. You cannot think of watching a movie on it because you might not be able to hear the dialogues clearly. The things are quite different with Dell laptops. The Dell laptops have a great sound system and can provide amazing movie experience.
  8. Cooling System: The HP laptops if not maintained can heat up quite soon and might take hours to cool down. The Dell laptops don’t face any of such problems.

These are a few things that one should keep in mind while choosing a laptop. HP has been around for decades. It has produced many laptops and gadgets that have not only touched the life of people but have also made them feel special. HP laptops help enhance entertainment experience with its applications and software. If there is anything that HP needs to work on is – customer service and sound system. Rest assured HP has a great range of laptops.

The Dell laptops are relatively new. Dell needs to work on various aspects to make its laptops one of the great laptops in the market. The brand is known for its latest technologies. However, it still has to do a lot in the laptop segment. Its customer service has made it one of the most favored laptop brands, but it has yet to improve the configuration and specifications of its laptop.

When you buy a laptop, you make an investment for the long-term project. Laptops are being used in schools, colleges, universities, offices, at home for various purposes. Having a laptop free from software and configuration problem can enrich your experience. Therefore make sure you get the best deal while choosing the right laptop for yourself. Before buying a laptop, research on your level and don’t make a decision in haste.

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